Locum February / March 2018
From February 20th to March 27th, Rodney Fereday will undertake Locum cover for Fr. Peter when he is away. His wife Josey will be with him.
We asked him to tell us a bit about himself and are very happy to welcome him soon.
Here’s his short introduction:
“I’ve spent my ministry in Wakefield and York dioceses Rastrick and Brighouse, Siddal (near Halifax) coming out of parochial ministry 1999 and the working as ‘Director of Christian Care’ working amongst those with learning difficulties until retirement, we have also had experience of ministry in prisons and mental health services. In our retirement we volunteered for I.C.S. And DofE, Working as missioner/seasonal chaplains in Ibiza (ICS) and in Tenerife for a total of 9 months for DofE..
We look forward to meeting you all, especially as it will be Lentern period and then the joy of Easter Day. Please pray for us as we prepare and pack our cases to join you very soon.”
Alan Burke – Rest in Peace
On New Years Day Alan died in hospital.
His funeral was well attended on Wednesday, 3rd January.
Alan was our Chaplaincy’s “back room guy” – doing all the heavy work such as moving chairs and tables for events for many years. At Puerto del Carmen, he helped week by week to tidy and lock up the church.
We are very thankful for his contribution to the life of the Chaplaincy and will miss Alan deeply. But we must also think about Freida and family at this difficult time. Their loss is even greater and we pray that God will provide the comfort they need. May Alan rest in peace.
A happy New Year to all our friends and visitors!
Remembrance Sunday 12th November 2017
Remembrance Day honours the heroic efforts, achievements and sacrifices that were made in past wars, both recent and those in history.
We were remembering those who have laid down their lives and who have suffered permanent injuries for their countries in our Service of Remembrance in Playa Blanca.
Please click on the picture for more impressions.
Visit of Bishop David Hamid
Bp David Hamid, Suffragan Bishop, was with us 4th -6th November. He presided and preached in each of our services on the 5th November when we celebrated All Saints.
Our regular services:
Puerto del Carmen, every Sunday, 12.30 pm
Playa Blanca, every Sunday, 5.00 pm
Nazaret, 1st and 3rd Sunday, 10.00 am
As part of the Church of England Diocese in Europe, in the Canary Islands, our aim is to serve the English speaking residents and visitors to the island of Lanzarote, with regular Sunday services at Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca &Nazaret.
We are a parish with a mission as we seek to further God’s Kingdom on our islands, in fellowship with our sister churches here. We aim to work closely with the other churches, to offer a united and friendly welcome to people from all over the world, and we are blessed to have so many visitors to our worship. This brings to us a wonderful diversity of culture and language in which we rejoice and give thanks to God, for the diversity of His creation. We are blessed too, to have a regular congregation, who support the ministry and mission of the Chaplaincy.
Whether you are a long-term or new resident, a regular visitor, or simply here on holiday, please be assured of a very warm welcome at all our services and events. We love to hear from visitors who have shared worship with us, and do let us know if you are thinking of joining us for worship when you come on holiday to Lanzarote. Our website contains lots of information about us, and who to contact.
Your prayer for our work is important to us, and if you would like someone added to our Intercession list whilst you are here, please let one of the Ministry Team know.